Register Login Live


Blues Held By Spirited Saints

Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with lowly Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday.

New Blues signing Demba Ba and Eden Hazard netted before the break but substitute Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon equalised at Stamford Bridge.

The hosts, who trail leaders Manchester United by 13 points, took the lead 26 minutes in, as ex-Newcastle United striker Ba drilled his shot into the far right corner after Cesar Azpilicueta's cross was deflected up in the air by Jos Hooiveld.

At the other end, Steven Davis side-footed the ball just past the post after being teed up by Jay Rodriguez in the 36th minute.

Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard then cracked an attempt wide before Hazard struck with a controlled volley from the edge of the box on the stroke of half-time.

The visitors, though, hit back in the 58th minute, as Lambert, on for Rodriguez, headed home Nathaniel Clyne's delivery.

Eleven minutes later Ba came close to completing a brace but the Senegal international fired over after combining superbly with Lampard.

Soon after Lampard directed his free-kick narrowly off target, with goalkeeper Artur Boruc well beaten.

Rafa Benitez's men were then knocked back in the 75th minute, when Puncheon smashed in teenager Luke Shaw's cross from the left.

Chelsea pressed for a winner in the closing stages but Nigel Adkins's side held on for a point.


Top 5

Pirates Linked With Top Signings – How Could They Line Up…

40 Jul 02, 2020 07:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mido, Chiefs & Downs – Why A League Medal Is Unlikely  

89 Jul 03, 2020 11:07 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

22 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Striker's Club Speaks Out

9 Jul 03, 2020 10:03 AM in PSL

Lorch Vs Billiat: Who Had The Hottest Million Rand Car Upgrade?

7 Jul 02, 2020 03:54 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Shaba Vs Yeye: Who Had The Hottest Cars Through The Years?

1 Jul 04, 2020 10:42 AM in Stars & Their Cars

Pirates Linked With Top Signings – How Could They Line Up…

40 Jul 02, 2020 07:00 PM in Orlando Pirates

Shock Messi Transfer Update

29 Jul 03, 2020 07:38 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Official: Downs Announce Maluleka!

150 Jul 01, 2020 01:43 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Footballers Who Lied About Their Age

52 May 10, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Leopards Make Kapinga Decision Amid Downs Talk

26 Jul 02, 2020 02:19 PM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch